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West Bengal: State in Eastern India
West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India along the Bay of Bengal. With over 91 million inhabitants, it is India's fourth-most populous state. West Bengal is the thirteenth-largest Indian state, with an area of 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi). Part of the ethno-linguistic Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, and Assam. The state capital is Kolkata (Calcutta) the seventh-largest city in India, and center of the third-largest metropolitan area in the country. West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region, and the coastal Sundarbans. The main ethnic group is the Bengalis, with Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority.

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'No electricity for last 6 days': Kolkata locals protest for post cyclone Amphan relief [Video]

'No electricity for last 6 days': Kolkata locals protest for post cyclone Amphan relief

Locals blocked a road in Kolkata's Baghajatin area on May 26 to demonstrate a protest against administration's negligence against post cyclone 'Amphan' help in the state. They demanded restoration of..

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Cyclone Amphan: Odisha Fire Service teams leave for West Bengal for restoration work [Video]

Cyclone Amphan: Odisha Fire Service teams leave for West Bengal for restoration work

Odisha Fire Service (ODF) teams left for West Bengal for restoration work post-cyclone Amphan. Central Government had also announced Rs 1500 crore relief fund for West Bengal and Odisha. Cyclone..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:30Published
PM Modi's Rs 1000 cr is not assistance package, it's a beginning: WB Governor [Video]

PM Modi's Rs 1000 cr is not assistance package, it's a beginning: WB Governor

West Bengal Governor, Jagdeep Dhankhar on Prime Minister Modi's Rs. 1000 cr assistance package said that it is not a package, it's a beginning. He said, "The dark tunnel that had nothing except..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:41Published
Cyclone Amphan: As clearance is given, will run train in WB, says Railway Board chairman [Video]

Cyclone Amphan: As clearance is given, will run train in WB, says Railway Board chairman

Chief Secretary of West Bengal has written a letter to the Chairman of Railway Board. The letter stated, "As the district administration is involved with relief and rehabilitation works, it will not be..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:25Published
WB villagers baton charged over demand for restoring water, electricity supply post cyclone Amphan [Video]

WB villagers baton charged over demand for restoring water, electricity supply post cyclone Amphan

Police baton charged villagers for blocking road in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on May 23. The villagers demanded restoration of water and electricity supply in Dum Dum after Cyclone..

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Almost 20 migrant labourers injured in Prayagraj bus accident [Video]

Almost 20 migrant labourers injured in Prayagraj bus accident

At least 20 migrant labourers got injured in Prayagraj bus accident on May 22 overnight. The bus was carrying around 30 migrant labourers overturned in Nawabganj area. "15-20 people are injured. The..

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Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi announces Rs 500 crore assistance for Odisha [Video]

Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi announces Rs 500 crore assistance for Odisha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted aerial survey of the cyclone Amphan affected areas in Odisha on May 22. He was accompanied by CM Naveen Patnaik. Soon after the aerial survey, Prime Minister Modi..

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'Rs 1000 crore emergency fund announced by PM lacks clarity', says CM Mamata Banerjee [Video]

'Rs 1000 crore emergency fund announced by PM lacks clarity', says CM Mamata Banerjee

In the view of cyclone Amphan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs 1000 crore for the emergency fund but he didn't clarify whether it will..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:10Published
Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi leaves for WB to take stock of situation [Video]

Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi leaves for WB to take stock of situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 22 left from Delhi for West Bengal to take stock of the situation in the wake of cyclone Amphan. He will conduct aerial surveys and take part in review meetings..

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Cyclone kills at least 82 in India and Bangladesh [Video]

Cyclone kills at least 82 in India and Bangladesh

The most powerful cyclone to strike eastern India and Bangladesh in more than a decade has killed at least 82 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Joe Davies reports.

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Cyclone Amphan: India and Bangladesh clean up after devastation [Video]

Cyclone Amphan: India and Bangladesh clean up after devastation

The cyclone tore through West Bengal and neighbouring Odisha state, uprooting trees, and destroying homes and vehicles.

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WB govt didn't cooperate to run special trains for migrant workers: Piyush Goyal [Video]

WB govt didn't cooperate to run special trains for migrant workers: Piyush Goyal

The Union Railways Minister, Piyush Goyal on May 21 said that the West Bengal Government not actively cooperated with Railways Ministry to let migrant workers reached their home via special trains amid..

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Cyclone Amphan: People from coastal areas shifted at 'Multipurpose Cyclone Shelter' in WB [Video]

Cyclone Amphan: People from coastal areas shifted at 'Multipurpose Cyclone Shelter' in WB

In the view of cyclone Amphan, residents of Ramnagar I panchayat, Digha of East Midnapore were shifted at 'Multipurpose Cyclone Shelter' in West Bengal. Arrangement of foods has also been done for them..

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Deadly cyclone kills at least 14 in India and Bangladesh [Video]

Deadly cyclone kills at least 14 in India and Bangladesh

A deadly cyclone pounded eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and destroying thousands of homes. Gloria Tso reports.

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Cyclone Amphan: Normalcy returns in Odisha's Balasore [Video]

Cyclone Amphan: Normalcy returns in Odisha's Balasore

Normalcy returned in Odisha's Balasore on May 21 after cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc the area. People came out of their houses to buy daily essentials. Fruits vendors were seen selling their products on..

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Watch: Rooftop of school blown away by strong winds due to cyclone 'Amphan' in Howrah [Video]

Watch: Rooftop of school blown away by strong winds due to cyclone 'Amphan' in Howrah

Rooftop of a school in Howrah was blown away by strong winds as cyclone 'Amphan' hit the state on May 20. Cyclone Amphan crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (WB) and Hatiya Islands..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:21Published
Heavy rain, strong winds in WB's Asansol due to impact of cyclone 'Amphan' [Video]

Heavy rain, strong winds in WB's Asansol due to impact of cyclone 'Amphan'

Asansol received heavy rain and strong winds due to cyclone 'Amphan'. Local lives got affected due to it. Cyclone 'Amphan' crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (WB) and Hatiya Islands..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:15Published
Amphan crossed as a very severe cyclonic storm: IMD Bhubaneswar [Video]

Amphan crossed as a very severe cyclonic storm: IMD Bhubaneswar

Odisha IMD Director, HR Biswas informed that cyclone Amphan crossed as a very severe cyclonic storm. Speaking to ANI, he said, "It crossed as a very severe cyclonic storm. While crossing its wind speed..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:36Published
Cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc in Kolkata [Video]

Cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc in Kolkata

Super cyclone Amphan on May 20 made landfall between Digha in West Bengal and Hatiya islands. Kolkata also witnessed the fury of Amphan. West Bengal's capital was battered with uprooted trees and..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:42Published
Cyclone Amphan: CM Mamata monitors situation from emergency operation centre [Video]

Cyclone Amphan: CM Mamata monitors situation from emergency operation centre

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is monitoring situation from Nabanna's emergency operation centre as landfall process of cylone Amphan commenced. The forward sector of the wall cloud region..

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41 NDRF teams on ground, nearly 5 lakh evacuated in Odisha, WB: DG SN Pradhan on Cyclone Amphan [Video]

41 NDRF teams on ground, nearly 5 lakh evacuated in Odisha, WB: DG SN Pradhan on Cyclone Amphan

The Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), SN Pradhan informed that the total of 41 teams have been deployed in Odisha and West Bengal to combat Cyclone Amphan, and nearly 5 lakh..

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Cyclone Amphan: Large scale damage to trees, electric poles expected, says IMD DG [Video]

Cyclone Amphan: Large scale damage to trees, electric poles expected, says IMD DG

As cyclone Amphan is expected to hit West Bengal later today, the Director General of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Cyclone Amphan on May 20 said the winds are very..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:28Published
Cyclone Amphan likely to maintain intensity till May 21 morning: IMD Kolkata [Video]

Cyclone Amphan likely to maintain intensity till May 21 morning: IMD Kolkata

Deputy Director of India Meteorological Department in Kolkata, Sanjib Bandyopadhyay on May 20 said cyclone Amphan, which will hit coastal parts of West Bengal in the evening hours and then venture..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:39Published
Cyclone Amphan: Citizens urged to stay indoors after WB coastal town sees high tides [Video]

Cyclone Amphan: Citizens urged to stay indoors after WB coastal town sees high tides

West Bengal's Digha in East Medinipur witnessed high tide and strong winds as cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall on May 20. A disaster management and civil defence personnel also urged..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:39Published
Cyclone Amphan 110 kms away from Paradip, next 6-8 hours crucial: Odisha Special Relief Commissioner [Video]

Cyclone Amphan 110 kms away from Paradip, next 6-8 hours crucial: Odisha Special Relief Commissioner

As cyclone Amphan is expected to hit West Bengal later today, Odisha's Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena on May 20 said the super cyclonic storm is 100 kilometers away from Paradip, and the next 6-8..

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West Bengal issues guidelines for domestic air travel; here's quarantine rules

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Over 2.35 lakh personnel deployed in West Bengal to restore essential infrastructure

The West Bengal govt has deployed over 2.35 lakh police personnel and state officials to resume essential services in cyclone-hit areas.
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Centre reviews progress of relief, restoration work in cyclone-hit West Bengal

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Army, NDRF teams start restoration work in cyclone-hit Bengal

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On West Bengal govt's request, army deployed in cyclone-hit Kolkata to assist in restoration work

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Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh stopped from visiting cyclone-affected areas

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Stop sending 'Shramik Special' trains till May 26: West Bengal to Indian Railways in view of Cyclone Amphan

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PM announces Rs 1000 crore aid for Bengal; toll at 86

PM Narendra Modi on Friday announced interim central assistance of Rs 1,000 crore to West Bengal and Rs 500 crore to Odisha after an aerial survey of the devastation wrought by cyclone Amphan,..
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'Amphan' death toll rises to 86, PM Modi announces Rs 1,500 crore interim assistance to Bengal, Odisha

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Cyclone Amphan: PM says nation stands in solidarity with West Bengal, Odisha


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Cyclone Amphan 'more than a national disaster', 60% of West Bengal's population impacted: Mamata

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said it will take time to restore normalcy, with cyclone 'Amphan' having ravaged at least seven to eight districts in Bengal, and adversely impacting 60 per cent of the..
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Cyclone Amphan: PM Modi announces financial aid of Rs 1,000 crore to West Bengal for relief work

He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to the seriously injured in the cyclone in the state.
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PM Modi announces interim relief of Rs 1,000 crore to cyclone-hit Bengal

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Naveen Patnaik speaks to Mamata, assures support amid Amphan crisis

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PM Modi arrives in Kolkata, to take stock of post-cyclone situation in West Bengal

According to official sources, Banerjee will be first holding a short meeting with the prime minister, during which she would brief him about the ground situation. "Later they would leave on a chopper..
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PM Modi arrives in Cyclone Amphan-hit West Bengal; conducts aerial survey of affected areas

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PM Modi arrives in Cyclone-hit West Bengal; received by Mamata Banerjee at airport

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